Issuers of stand-alone long-term care insurance (LTCI) continue to support the Intercompany Long-Term Care Insurance Conference, but long-term care hybrids and alternatives seem to have the momentum.
ILTCI organizers today completed their 18th annual conference in Las Vegas.
The list of sponsors at the three-day event included many of the insurers still in the stand-alone LTCI market.
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Genworth Financial Inc., Mutual of Omaha, National Guardian Life and New York Life were diamond sponsors.
Two active LTC hybrid issuers — Nationwide and OneAmerica — also served as diamond-level sponsors.
The sponsor list also includes Prudential Insurance Company of America, Continental LTC, CNA Insurance, MetLife, Thrivent Financial, Bankers Life, LifeSecure Insurance Company, Lincoln Financial Group, MedAmerica and Northwestern Mutual
Representatives from Mutual of Omaha and Genworth gave a presentation on field underwriting for stand-alone LTCI. They pointed out that the approval rate is 76.5% for LTCI applicants ages 40 to 59, and 80.7% for applicants ages 60 to 65. The approval rate is just 60% for applicants ages 71 and older.